DAC DAC 2

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AmpDesigner333

DAC DAC 2
« on: 8 Feb 2018, 07:59 pm »
What would you say to 5 more dB?  How's 130dB SNR sound?  Well, in a word, spectacular!  More later, but we plan to offer the DAC DAC 2 this month:
http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=155488.0

Shear Bliss VMPS

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Re: DAC DAC 2
« Reply #1 on: 9 Feb 2018, 11:10 pm »
Will the original DAC DAC be upgradable to the 2 version ??

AmpDesigner333

Re: DAC DAC 2
« Reply #2 on: 9 Feb 2018, 11:26 pm »
Will the original DAC DAC be upgradable to the 2 version ??
Yes, we will offer this during our next Kickstarter, which will begin soon.  We will also have a Day 1 special, so make sure you're on our newsletter list if you're interested (takes about 10 seconds):
bit.ly/1G8bsxZ

gareneau

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Re: DAC DAC 2
« Reply #3 on: 10 Feb 2018, 12:01 pm »
Tommy, this is great news.

Both my brother and I really love your DAC DAC. I have it playing with VAC Musicbloc amps, a Modular Electronics (ME) preamp from Australia along with Quad 57s. The sound is full, rich and musical. If the new DAC DAC can improve on it, that will be quite an achievement.

Looking forward to the upgrade,

Gary

Shear Bliss VMPS

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Re: DAC DAC 2
« Reply #4 on: 11 Feb 2018, 12:48 am »
What is involved in getting the extra 5db in the DAC DAC 2 ??

Early B.

Re: DAC DAC 2
« Reply #5 on: 11 Feb 2018, 01:18 am »
What is involved in getting the extra 5db in the DAC DAC 2 ??

Yeah, and what does that mean from a sonic standpoint? Why is 130dB SNR significant?

LarryD56

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Re: DAC DAC 2
« Reply #6 on: 11 Feb 2018, 05:26 am »
I'm another that does not understand the significance of 130db SNR. Could you explain the benefit of this over the SNR of the DAC DAC. What difference would we hear? Thanks!

Larry D.

Tyson

Re: DAC DAC 2
« Reply #7 on: 12 Feb 2018, 07:42 pm »
I'm not Tommy, but I'll chime in.  The idea is that detail (resolution), once lost, can never be regained.  By keeping things like SNR at very, very, very low levels, you ensure that the DAC passes on all the information possible to the preamp. 

The hard part, IME, is not in getting great measurements, but it's getting great measurements while keeping the sound smooth and tonally rich. 

AmpDesigner333

Re: DAC DAC 2
« Reply #8 on: 12 Feb 2018, 07:45 pm »
The DAC DAC 2 sound is more textured.  Deeper imaging, blacker background.  It's simply amazing!  Maybe it's the lower noise. Maybe it's the lower distortion.  I can say without a doubt that the DAC DAC 2 combined with the MEGAschino is the sweetest sounding setup I've heard yet!

AmpDesigner333

Re: DAC DAC 2
« Reply #9 on: 27 Feb 2018, 08:11 pm »
Now available on Kickstarter for $300 off!

Take a look:
http://kck.st/2CH4sLB

There's also a description in the project text.

Thanks.